Ten Strangest Jobs in the Travel Industry

By Ann Tatko-Peterson, Contra Costa Times, Walnut Creek, Calif.McClatchy-Tribune Regional News
January 30, 2009 –┬áNot your everyday job
Top 10 Strangest Jobs in the Travel Industry, according to Travel + Leisure.

  • Hotel Falconer, Biltmore Four Seasons, Santa Barbara — walks falcon around pool to shoo away seagulls.
  • Airport Hunters, Zurich Airport, Switzerland — chase off wild animals near runways.
  • Coconut Safety Engineer, Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas — picks ripened coconuts before they fall.
  • Karaoke Taxi Drivers, Helsinki, Finland — drive karaoke-singing riders.
  • Duckmaster, Peabody Hotel, Memphis — cares for five mallard ducks who live and perform at hotel.
  • Tourism Ambassador, Japan — role currently held by anime character Hello Kitty (pictured).
  • Sewer Guide, Paris — boat tourists through Museum of the Sewer under Paris’ streets.
  • Lego Professional Gluer, Legoland California, Carlsbad — glues toy bricks based on designers’ plans.
  • Monkey Men, Amanbagh Resort, Rajasthan, India — keep native monkeys from stealing guests’ cookies.
  • Manners Police, Venice, Italy — keep unruly tourists in check.

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